I devoured the September/October’14 issue of The Trail Rider. Not only am I a gaited-horse owner, but I also appreciated the helpful training articles.
I especially like articles that provide clear terminology and examples of “what to do when the riding gets bumpy,” because somewhere down the trail, it usually does, even with smooth-gaited horses!
That’s why I particularly appreciated Julie Goodnight’s article, “Sit the Spook.” It’s awesome that she and photographer Heidi Melocco contributed such greatly demonstrative action photos! I found myself wishing I had some of my own to review after a spook session.
The article provided helpful instruction and reinforcement of how to effectively and safely deal with a horse acting like a horse.